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Bachelor of Science in German

Bachelor of Science in German

Collaborative Online Degree

This online program is taught by IU South Bend, IU East, and IU Southeast. This model allows you to take coursework from multiple campuses and benefit from the expertise and experience of a diverse faculty. Please note that, although the program is delivered 100 percent online, some classes require your attendance on specific days and times.

Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.

Germany is a powerhouse of the European Union both in terms of population and economic stability, meaning that anyone wanting to pursue international business is at a significant advantage if they speak German. 

The IU Online Bachelor of Science in German provides a rigorous curriculum that develops language proficiency, cultural facility, and professional competence in German. The curriculum includes quality coursework and extensive practice and application in the German language and German culture and will be of particular interest to individuals in the fields of business, science, education, the arts, and the social sciences.

As a student in the program, you complete one of two tracks:

  • German for Science and Technical Communication (15 credit hours)
  • German for Genealogical Research and Cultural Tourism (15 credit hours)

These tracks combine six credits of upper-level German coursework (counting towards both upper-level German language  and track requirements) with three distinct courses taught English for nine credits. These English language courses are drawn from the fields of Sustainability, Communications, and Tourism, Events, and Sports Management and will provide contexts and strategies to prepare students to use their German fluency in a variety of specific communication situations.  

If you decide to pursue an advanced degree, the solid liberal arts foundation and suite of core German coursework will prepare you for admission to a wide variety of professional graduate programs.


Admissions requirements vary by campus.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in German must complete 120 total credit hours (up to 60 credit hours can be transferred) including:

  • A minimum of 33 credit hours at the 300– or 400–level.
  • Major requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required
  • All courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted.

Core Courses (18 cr.)
Intermediate German (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 204 Second Year German 2; OR
    GER-G 250 Intermediate German II 
Contemporary German (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 362 Introduction to Contemporary Germany
Applied and Cultural Electives in German (15 cr.)
  • GER-G 307 Selected Works of Contemporary German Literature; OR
    GER-G 415 Perspectives on German Literature
  • GER-G 345 Introduction to Practical Translation Techniques I; OR
    GER-G 346 Introduction to Practical Translation Techniques II
  • GER-G 363 Introduction to German Cultural History
  • GER-G 370 German Cinema; OR
    GER-G 418 German Film and Popular Culture
  • GER-G 465 Structure of German

Applied German Tracks (15 cr.)
German for Scientific and Technical Communication (15 cr.)
  • CMCL-C 427 Cross Cultural Communication; OR
    SPCH-S 427 Cross Cultural Communication
  • GER-G 345 Introduction to Practical Translations Techniques I
  • GER-G 346 Introduction to Practical Translation Techniques II
  • GER-G 362 Introduction to Contemporary Germany
  • SUST-C 330 Scientific Foundations in Sustainability (?)
German for Genealogical Research and Cultural Tourism (15 cr.)
  • GER-G 346 Introuction to Practical Translation Techniques II
  • GER-G 363 Introduction to German Cultural History
  • GER-G 423 The Craft of Translation
  • GER-G XXX German for Genealogy (?)
  • TESM-T 234 Cultural Heritage Tourism

Capstone and Career/Professional Preparation (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 4XX Capstone and E-Portfolio

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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